On the day Cal Lutheran University, Ventura County's only four-year collegiate athletic program, announced it would launch a women's lacrosse program, Joe Curley and Bob Buttitta discuss the sports growth, as well as set the stage for the boys and girls lax playoffs in the coming weeks.
On this week's edition of Prep Period, Joe Curley breaks down the softball races as the league season heats up. Bob Buttitta describes the balance of power shifting in boys golf. The Ventura Orthopedics Athletes of the Week are named.
Who has the arms? Who's in the toughest league? Who has a chance to make a real run at a Southern Section title? Loren Ledin joins Joe Curley to discuss the storylines surrounding the 2018 prep baseball season.
Jim Benkert, one of the winningest football coaches in Ventura County history, was hired at Simi Valley High last month, not long after a shocking departure from Oaks Christian School. Benkert, who coached the Lions to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship last fall, is taking his talents to the Canyon League. Joe Curley and Loren Ledin react to the news.
Joe Curley speaks with Ventura's Joey Hoffman, who is in Manila, helping prepare the Philippines women's national team in its attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time this month. The team will compete for five World Cup spots in this month's Asian Cup in Amman, Jordan.
Joe Curley speaks to Cole Tracy (Camarillo/Newbury Park High), the winner of the 2017 Fred Mitchell Award as the top college placekicker from beyond FBS, on how he moved from Division 2 Assumption College in central Massachusetts to SEC country at Louisiana State. Also, Ventura Orthopedic Athletes of the Week are announced from Newbury Park High and Oaks Christian School.
Loren Ledin takes a first glance at what the spring season will look like locally, including baseball, softball, track, volleyball and swimming news. The Ventura Orthopedic Athletes of the Week are a Channel Islands boys volleyball player and a Buena High softball player. Joe Curley joins Bob Buttitta to break down the Ventura High girls soccer team's epic CIF Southern California Division IV championship.